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United States National Household Survey on Drug Abuse 1985


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/1985 - 12/1985
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

Known as the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA) from 1979-2001, as of 2002 this survey was renamed the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The survey collected information on use of illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and abuse of prescription medication among household members 12 years and older.  

Suggested citation 

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse. National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1985. ICPSR06844-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-07-25. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06844.v2